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Green Data Center Titles Released From Pearson
Pearson’s technology imprints, Cisco Press and Prentice Hall, announced today the release of two new Green Data Center titles focusing on energy efficiency, eco-friendliness and the necessary improvements to maximize savings in the IT industry. Grow a Greener Data Center, by Douglas Alger, and Foundations of Green IT, by Marty Poniatowski, highlight how information technology can have a positive environmental impact, focusing on topics including server consolidation, virtualization, and the most effective way to run a green data center.

News Facts:

  • Data centers have historically had a huge, negative environmental impact -- consuming massive amounts of power, emitting pollutants, and discarding huge amounts of machine waste.
  • Both books are available in print and ebook form, and publish on August 17, 2009.
  • Pearson technology imprint products can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore, computer/electronic store, online bookseller, or

Product Information:

Grow a Greener Data Center

ISBN: 1587058138

Douglas Alger

Cisco Press
List price: US $45.00

  • Grow a Greener Data Center makes the business case for greening data centers, and presents technologies, design strategies and operational approaches that can help any company improve the energy efficiency and "eco-friendliness" of their IT facilities.
  • Alger’s techniques save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in energy costs, and cover all the bases of the server environment—cost-effective water and conservation, recycling, and e-waste management.

“Sometimes it seems like there is too much information out there on the latest flavor of Green, and this book is the first I've seen that organizes it all in a highly relevant and contextual manner,” said Rob Aldrich, Principal Solutions Architect, Energy Management. “This is a must read for anybody who is trying to figure out how to be more Green in their data center operation.”

Foundations of Green IT

ISBN: 0137043759

Marty Poniatowski

Prentice Hall
List price: US $44.99

  • Foundations of Green IT systematically identifies the right improvements, and shows how to implement them, maximize savings, and accurately calculate business value.
  • Poniatowski provides comprehensive case studies for three of the highest-value Green IT opportunities: server consolidation and virtualization; data center backup/recovery/archiving; and networking, including VoIP implementation.

About the Authors

Douglas Alger (Grow a Greener Data Center) is an IT Architect at Cisco, where he develops architecture roadmaps, solutions and policies for the physical infrastructure of the company's Data Centers and other critical facilities. He has 18+ years of varied professional experience including 10+ years in Data Center physical design and operations, IT project management, construction project management and IT infrastructure management.

Marty Poniatowski (Foundations of Green IT) is CDI’s Vice President of System Architecture, manages all aspects of strategic design for a company’s enterprise infrastructure, crafting complex customer solutions that draw upon the newest technologies.

Published Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:20 PM by David Marshall
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